RIYADH, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arby’s, one of the largest restaurant chains in the United States, announced today the opening of its first restaurant in Riyadh on Monday, May 1, featuring a menu that mixes U.S. favorites with exclusive items guests can’t get anywhere else in the world.
“Arby’s entry into Saudi Arabia is another exciting milestone for the brands international growth story,” said Michael Haley, President and Managing Director of International for Inspire Brands. “We are very pleased with our Dunkin’ collaboration with Shahia Foods and are excited to expand our portfolio and bring our authority in meat quality and flavor to new guests in a rapidly growing region.”
Shahia Foods Limited Company is one of the region's premier multi-unit restaurant operators and the master franchisee for Dunkin' in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Saud Abdullah Al Athel, chief executive officer of Shahia Foods Limited Company, has had his eye on bringing Arby’s to the Kingdom given its unique menu and attention to quality. Shahia Foods operates more than 700 Dunkin' locations across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Germany, with plans for continued development across all markets.
Arby’s Riyadh menu features 10 high-quality meat stacks made by hand at the restaurant every day. Each stack is specially designed to bring out the best flavors in our meats, with multiple layers of freshly-sliced protein, served warm with melted cheeses, vegetables, sauces and other delicious toppings on toasted buns. Like its menu in the U.S., guests in Riyadh can enjoy a variety of meats, from tender roast beef sliced to order, to beef brisket smoked for many hours over wood fire, to marinated smokey pulled chicken sizzling with flavor. And to complement your stack, Arby’s offers signature sides like seasoned Curly Fries, crispy onion rings and cheese sticks.
Special menu items that can only be found on the menu in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia include a Smoked Brisket Philly, which builds on Arby’s signature beef brisket with the addition of roasted vegetables and melted swiss cheese, and a Smokey Barbeque Chicken sandwich with juicy, pulled chicken marinated to perfection in warm shawarma spices and drenched in Arby’s Smoky BBQ sauce.
“Adapting restaurants for international tastes is always a fun challenge, and we’re excited to share what makes Arby’s such a unique and celebrated brand in the U.S. with what are sure to be craveable new favorites,” said Saud Abdullah Al Athel, chief executive officer of Shahia Foods Limited Company. “The team worked tirelessly to create a dining experience and menu offering that will resonate strongly with Saudi guests while firmly rooted in the original Arby’s experience.”
Arby’s is located on Uthman lbn Affan Road in close proximity to Al Nakheel Mall. The restaurant is 270 m2 with a drive-thru and dine-in seating for up to 70 guests.
For more information about Arby’s or to view the menu in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, visit www.arbys.sa or follow us on Facebook @arbyssa, Instagram @arbyssa or Tik Tok @arbyssa. Watch these channels for exciting Grand Opening events and giveaways in the coming days!
Arby’s, founded in 1964, is the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand in the U.S., with more than 3,400 restaurants worldwide. Its international footprint includes 180 restaurants in eight countries. Starting with its iconic freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches, Arby’s continues to offer one of the most innovative and diverse menus in the quick-service restaurant industry, with more than 30 unique sandwiches and 8 different types of protein. Arby’s global Support Center is located in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit Arbys.com
About Inspire Brands
Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC Drive-In locations worldwide, including more than 9,200 restaurants outside the United States. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit InspireBrands.com.